HKG AIR­PORT EX­PRESS TRAIN MO­BILE APP…

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - INBOX FORUM -

POST MAR­TYN SIN CLAIR

Is there an of­fi­cial mo­bile app for the Hong Kong (HKG) Air­port Ex­press so I can buy a ticket pre-ar­rival from HKG to Kowloon? I down­loaded Klook – are they as good as any?

➜ TRAV­ELS FOR FUN

It ap­pears the an­swer is yes: mtr­mo­bileapp.com/en/other-func­tion.php

➜ CHRIS IN MAKATI

An Oc­to­pus card is the most con­ve­nient be­cause once you’ve got credit on it you can use it to pay for just about all trans­port in Hong Kong, as well as other pur­chases such as con­ve­nience stores, McDon­alds, etc.

But if you buy through Klook or some­thing sim­i­lar, you can get quite sub­stan­tial dis­counts on Hong Kong Ex­press tick­ets. For ex­am­ple, a one-way ticket from the air­port to Hong Kong Sta­tion costs HK$110 (US$14) us­ing an Oc­to­pus card, but you can get it on Klook for HK$75 (US$9.6).

➜ FLO­RIAN FLYER

Oc­to­pus is gen­er­ally the way to go. I don’t know these Klook peo­ple, how­ever if there are two or more peo­ple trav­el­ling to­gether it can of­ten be cheaper buy­ing at the counter in Hong Kong air­port – they of­ten have pro­mo­tions and the like. Also, young chil­dren with Oc­to­pus cards of­ten (per­haps al­ways?) travel for free.

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